Trump’s tweets have added $10 to oil prices, Iranian Opec boss says
US president had called for Opec to cut oil prices
US president Donald Trump had called for Opec to lower prices. Iran’s Opec governor said his tweet had the opposite effect, claiming prices had risen $10. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg
“Your tweets have increased the prices by at least $10. Please stop this method,” the news agency SHANA on Thursday quoted Kazempour Ardebili as saying.
Foreign ministers from the five remaining signatories of a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers will meet Iranian officials in Vienna to discuss how to keep the accord alive after the US withdrawal from the pact. – Reuters